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Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python - Third Edition

By : Joel Lawhead
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Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python - Third Edition

By: Joel Lawhead

Overview of this book

Geospatial analysis is used in almost every domain you can think of, including defense, farming, and even medicine. With this systematic guide, you'll get started with geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing analysis using the latest features in Python. This book will take you through GIS techniques, geodatabases, geospatial raster data, and much more using the latest built-in tools and libraries in Python 3.7. You'll learn everything you need to know about using software packages or APIs and generic algorithms that can be used for different situations. Furthermore, you'll learn how to apply simple Python GIS geospatial processes to a variety of problems, and work with remote sensing data. By the end of the book, you'll be able to build a generic corporate system, which can be implemented in any organization to manage customer support requests and field support personnel.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Section 1: The History and the Present of the Industry
Section 2: Geospatial Analysis Concepts
Section 3: Practical Geospatial Processing Techniques

Storm chasing

So far, we have created a simpler version of what the NextBus website already does. But we have done it in a way that ultimately gives us complete control over the output. Now we want to use this control to go beyond what the NextBus Google Maps mashup does. We'll add another real-time data source that is very important to both travelers and bus-line operators: the weather.

Iowa State University's Mesonet program provides free and polished weather data for applications. We use this data to create a real-time weather map for our bus location map. We can use the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) standard to request a single image over our area of interest. A WMS is an OGC standard for serving georeferenced map images through the web; they are generated by a map server through an HTTP request.

The Mesonet system provides an excellent web...